Dan Gorlin (1982)
an in-browser emulation
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Choplifter is a 1982 Apple II game developed by Dan Gorlin and published by Brøderbund. It was ported to other home computers and, in 1985, Sega released a coin-operated arcade game remake, which in turn received several home ports of its own. While many arcade games have been ported to home computers and consumer consoles, Choplifter was one of the few games to take the reverse route: first appearing on a home system and being ported to the arcade.
In Choplifter, the player assumes the role of a combat helicopter pilot. The player attempts to save hostages being held in prisoner of war camps in territory ruled by the evil Bungeling Empire. The player must collect the hostages and transport them safely to the nearby friendly base, all the while fighting off hostile tanks and other enemy combatants. According to the backstory, the helicopter parts were smuggled into the country described as "mail sorting equipment."
This game was fairly successful and popular, spawning two sequels.
Click on the screenshot to play an emulated version of the game.This item is part of the collection: Historical Software CollectionIdentifier: Choplifter1982BroderbundMediatype: softwareCreator: Dan GorlinDate: 1982Scanner: Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader 1.4.1Publicdate: 2013-10-16 05:31:45Addeddate: 2013-10-16 05:31:45Year: 1982Filesxml: Fri Oct 18 2:03:14 UTC 2013Filesxml: Fri Oct 18 23:32:24 UTC 2013Keywords: Broderbund; Choplifter; Apple II; Helicopter
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December 5, 2013
The classic! Good game-play. Lots of fun. Watch out for the fighter jets!
Press the space bar to start. Use the Number Keypad to raise and move the helicopter, the ALT key to fire, and the 0 key (on the number pad) to turn the helicopter around.